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Read the Qur’aan, for it will come on the Day of Resurrection and intercede for its companions

October 18th, 2009 ()

It was narrated that Abu Umaamah al-Baahili (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: “Read the Qur’aan, for it will come on the Day of Resurrection and intercede for its companions…” [Narrated by Muslim, 804.] This hadeeth is indicative of the virtue […]

The Challenge of Qur’aan

October 18th, 2009 ()

By Dr. Ameenah Bilal Philips The Qur’aan is not only unique in the way in which it presents its subject matter, but it is also unique in that it is a miracle itself. By the term “miracle,” we mean the performance of a supernatural or extraordinary event which cannot be duplicated by humans. It has […]

Tips For Improving Your Relationship With The Qur’an

June 24th, 2009 ()

Are you one of those people who rarely touches the Quran? Or do you read daily, but don’t find it is having the impact on you that it should? Whatever the case may be, these are some simple tips that can help you connect with the Quran. 1. Before you touch it, check your heart […]

Why a non-Muslim should know the Qur’an?

June 18th, 2009 ()

The Qur’an is undeniably a book of great importance even to the non-Muslim, perhaps more today than ever, if that is possible. One aspect of Islam that is unexpected and yet appealing to the post-Christian secular mind is the harmonious interplay of faith and reason. Islam does not demand unreasoned belief. Rather, it invites intelligent […]

The Qur’an: An Awakening of Reason

June 12th, 2009 ()

Understanding, meditation, observation, reasoning, are words reiterated many times in the Qur’an in the context of criticizing the disbelievers’ insistence on blind imitation of their wrong traditions and refusal of the truth. For example, Allah Almighty says, [And when it is said unto them: Follow that which Allah hath revealed, they say: We follow that […]

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